Germany, with its captivating scenery and natural beauties, lively cities, fascinating history and delightful cuisine, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It is also home to world-renowned attractions like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island, which tourists from across the world; including Muslims, come to see. If you’re planning on visiting the country, and wondering if there are Muslim-friendly facilities, such as mosques in Germany, read on to find out.
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Although Christianity is the major religion in Germany, Islam comes in as a close second and is a recognized religion in the country. Muslims in Germany come from a variety of backgrounds; with the community being made up of a majority of those of Turkish origin, while the rest of the Muslim population in Germany is made of individuals from Arab countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and so on. Islam in Germany is therefore present throughout; with Muslim communities residing all around the country. .
With millions of Muslims now residing in the country, there are multiple prayer facilities in Germany, including about 50 well-known mosques. The other prayer facilities consist of just a room and are not obvious to those passing by. Muslims will be able to find quite a number of mosques in Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, as well as in many other cities and states. Muslim tourists must however be aware that although there are numerous mosques in Germany, they belong to different denominations. .
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is home to a sizeable number of Muslims and tourists will therefore be able to find quite a few mosques in Berlin - with the Berlin Mosque being the oldest mosque in Germany. Other mosques and prayer facilities in Berlin include the Sehitlik Moschee (also known as the Berlin Central Mosque), Omar ibn Al Khattab Mosque and Ar-Rahman Moschee. .
Mosques in Hamburg will also be easy to locate, due to its large Muslim community. Two popular mosques in Hamburg include the Fazle Omar Mosque, and the Hamburg Central Mosque. Other well known prayer facilities in Hamburg include the As Salam Mosque and Al Nour Mosque. .
Muslim visitors will also be able to find several mosques and prayer facilities in Munich. While the Mosque in Sendling is quite well-known, other mosques in Munich include the Freimann Moschee (also known as Islamic Centre of Munich) and Al Ummah Moschee (Mosque). .
Frankfurt also houses several mosques to serve the local Muslim community, as well as tourists. Noor Mosque, Othman Ibn Affan Mosque and Abubakr Mosque are just a few mosques in Frankfurt. There are also numerous prayer rooms in Frankfurt that are used mainly by the Muslims in the area surrounding the facility. You can ask the locals who are more familiar with these prayer rooms. .
The Cologne Central Mosque is one of the most well-known mosques to be built in Cologne, and also aims to be one of the biggest in Europe, after construction. Muslims can also offer their prayers at the Abu Bakr Moschee (Mosque) or at one of the other mosques or prayer facilities in Cologne. .
Muslim visitors will also be able to find mosques and prayer rooms in Leipzig, Hannover, Nuremberg, Dresden, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, as well as in several other smaller cities and towns. You don't have to worry about not being able to find a place to do your prayers while you're travelling there!